The Dead Live at Greensboro Coliseum on 2009-04-12
- The Dead
01. The Music Never Stopped>
02. Jack Straw
03. Estimated Prophet>
04. He's Gone>
05. Touch Of Grey>
06. I Need A Miracle>
01. Jam> Shakedown Street>
02. All Along The Watchtower>
04. Drums> Space>
05. Cosmic Charlie>
06. New Potato Caboose>
07. Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower
08. Encore: Samson And Delilah
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- MR-1000 > PC > Audiogate > FLAC v1.2.1 (L6) as build in TLH v2.4.1 (Build 160)
- Greensboro, NC
- Taped by
- Daniel Kopp
- Transferred by
- Daniel Kopp
- Greensboro Coliseum
Subject: Not their best
However, there are many great nights and it's wonderful that the Dead continue to tour. Not every show will be a great one.
Subject: How dare you!!!
Subject: Only I turned bad
Subject: An amazing evening with The Dead
No, make that Awesome show!
From the parking lot scene, to the setlist antisipation flowing like lava through the veins of most if not all the heads there that night.
The whole place was in a dancing frenzy...
****To all the critics of this show or this tour****
Yes Jerry is missed, and having been to 100's of east coast and west coast shows, (my 1st show was spectrum spring of 1981) I miss the unique vocals and even more the "candy-dropplet peaking beautiful guitar tones" from Garcia also.)) - However!
"News Flash" - Jerry Did way too many drugs and lived an unhealthy short life.
Also, For 14 years the rest of the guys from GD have been playing and Jamming out for us.
I give them alot of credit and really appreciate Phil, Bobby, Mickey, and Bill for that.
GD LIVES ON !!!
Lets cross our fingers for another tour like this one.########
Subject: Endless Possibilities
P.S. Jerry WAS THERE, and he loved it!
Subject: Smokin' Show
Subject: Great Show
agreed, you are an idiot.
It sucks Jerry is gone, but doesn't mean the other members can't play, they are all talented as well. Like they said, u should stay home if you don't like it
Subject: Hey Hell Angels Rule!!
Jerry was too cool and an awesome musician and guitarist, he was also a Biker as well....the only one in the band to my knowledge. I met him at a gig for the band Mountain in Lake George, NY at an Americaid rally in 1994, he blended in well as a biker and most people had no idea who the hell he was! He won a raffle ticket that allowed you to remove the winner to the wet T-shirt contest's shirt, he did it with his teeth! A TRUE BIKER!!
Subject: Great Night of Excellent Music...
Subject: Dear "The Hells Angels Rule"
Secondly, you're an idiot. if you think all there was to the Grateful Dead was Jerry Garcia then you are sadly mistaken.
great show. great tour.
Subject: FACE IT
Subject: agree with the critics
Subject: Happy to Be Alive
The show itself was a 3 out of 5 at best. I don't give the boys any breaks for being "rusty" or "old". I just think they lacked a bit of drive on the night. WH was holding back. I was worried about him being to much. Careful what you wish for. He was, on the night, not enough.
I felt some serious emotion during Jack Straw. I like the He's Gone early in the show and tour. Time for everyone to grieve one last time and move forward.
The lot was a ton of fun. Many nice folks including the folks working ON EASTER! Can we please kick the N2O folks off the lot!!! http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/Global_Warming/Nitrous_Oxide.php
I am happy I was there and very happy to have you hard working Heads providing this site and recordings.
Subject: IT FELT NATURAL
The lot was unlike any festival or jam scene I have ever experienced. Someone said it right, the dead rose on easter and so did a spirit thats been missing for so long...
The first set was great, with a chill, but fire attitude to it including a bunch of great songs and good natural feeling jamming.
The psychedelic first half of the 2nd set was absolutely nasty. It was so diverse and just took me through a range of indescribable sounds. It was as if the dead never stopped and just evolved and intertwined the most advanced electronic and other new musical technology.
I was totally and utterly impressed, maybe its because I have never seen the dead, but I have seen many many shows and this was THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!. Unreal jamming, some of the best I've ever heard, grateful dead included.
Thank you Billy, Mickey, Phil, Warren, Bob, and Jeff for an amazing show! and Thank you tapers for providing me with your high quality recording of this amazing show (along w/ the other dead shows)so quickly.
Subject: True Love
Subject: 94-95 type show
Subject: The First of MANY!
Subject: holding back
With that said, I have listened to the audience copy on here and the soundboard copy via a bought download on dead.net.
The playing tonight, I think, is a bit subdued. It seems as if the boys are a bit rusty in spots, which is to be expected; but it also seems as if Warren is holding back for a lot of the show, careful in his new role. It seems as if he didn't step out front too much and try to blow the roof of the sucker, although I think the second night in D.C. he is a bit more free in his playing. I think some of it may have to do with seeing that the fanbase supports him and is behind him. With that said, I think he is doing a wonderful job handling the Dead tunes, and from watching him on stage it seems as if he is quite attentive when he plays and very respectful. Excellent contribution.
It seems from the first night to the second that the boys picked up steam. I can only guess what the rest of the tour will hold, and I look forward to catching the new uploads on archive every couple days. Big thanks to all involved in bringing the road to my home.
Subject: Great Show; bring your spacesuit!
The second set started with a moster shakedown coming in at 25 minnutes long (longest ive evr heard of!), then the boys fired up the spaceship and the collisium lifted off into the deepest depths of outer space! Serriously, I have seen a ton of shows ad this one was by far the most out-there spacey shit Ive ever seen and i loved it, but i would understand if someone elese didn't dig it (maybe they were sober or just not into spacy jams). The caution ended with about 8 minnutes of spacey jamming then the drums>space>cosmic>new potato was pure pshchedalia at it's wierdest and best! The band came back to reality (a little) with a rocking help>slip>franklins that had the whole place jumping and singing. Add a nice sampson encore and you got a fantastic show and great opener for what is shaping up to be an epic tour!
my only complaint is I felt that Warren was holding back a little and could have been a little more asertive with his lead line, at times it seamed that he would take a play off and let the rest of the band jam before coming in with the lead. Hopefully Warren will gain some more confidence and fluidity with the boys and step up a little more and take control of the jams. Then again maybe bob and phil want it this way with warren following and not leading IDK?
Bottom line: Great show DL now!
Subject: What the duece critics???
Subject: Nothin left to do but smile smile smile!!!!!
Subject: greensboro show
Subject: How about Verizon last night
Subject: Spirt of the Dead Lives
Subject: Surprisingly Good
This has sophistication and a strong commitment
to Dead-based musical underpinnings. Weir, who
is a MAGNIFICENT rhythm guitarist, nevertheless
seems to rapidly get lost without the immediate
physical guidance of a Lesh/Garcia/Hart.
It's still far secondary to prime-time Dead, but
a good harbinger of what awaits if these guys stick to it.....
Subject: yeah, it's them
Subject: Cant beleve this
I am listening w/ nice speakers on my PC: I keep thinking I hear ppl talking behind me or to the side and then I realize it's the recording of the GSO Show!!!! It's the ppl in the audience!!! VERY NICE TAPE DANIEL!!!!!
I am only 2 hrs away from GSO but have been unemployed for some time and can't afford the tix prcies at the shows I WOULD HAVE GONE TO OTHERWISE!!!
Subject: Pretty Good Show
music never stopped, he's gone and touch of grey. That is pretty much where it ended. Shakedown was a solid opener for the 2nd set, and All along the watchtower was strong but it went downhill from there. The 2nd set was a drain and they didn't sound good at all. They pretty much sucked out all of the energy from the crowd.
They were out of sync and the jams were forced and did'nt flow. They
salvaged it with franklins but it felt as though it was almost too lte.
Subject: Great show...
Subject: GOOD SHIT...
2nd set started nice with Warren finally stepping up and taking the lead. I'm usually not a huge fan of Watchtower with Bobby on lead, but Warren changed up the pacing and really ripped it. I was hoping the drum/space would be short or not at all, but alas I can only wish. Seemed to really suck the energy out of the 2nd set that really only picked up at the transition from Potato into the Help/slip/ Franks. Samson encore was a nice ending.
Overall a great show start the tour. Can't wait to see what else the boys bring out up east!
PS thanks for the quick post, didn't think we would get these on archive.
Subject: see you in albany!!!
Really nice setlist - as good as any. Nice touch too - Sunday Nite encore - Sampson. Also nice touch - Music Never Stopped.
We need a SB!! What ever happened to "once the sound leaves our speakers its yours"
Subject: rockin good time
Subject: I lasted three songs.
I'm sure these shows are lots of fun, especially if you missed out on The Grateful Dead, but I'll pass.
Subject: 21st Century Dead
I'm not one of those. The music is choice. Not sure what MSG81 was having issue with, but Bobby is actually ripping it up this time around. Enjoy the music folks!
Subject: The Dead - 4/12/09
found this show -- listed the entire set -
I listened to the Music --- but it stopped
I commented --
but it didnt post --
I logged out --
I logged back in --
Now only the second set is now listed...
oh, and my original post is gone!
I feel like I'm back postin in 2003 on Archive when no one on this site had a clue how to work it...
ALL I WANTED WAS THE CHARLIE!
And finally -- 1.5 hrs into this attempt to play tunes, comment, download --- I hear it...(btw the download speed is a ridiculously slow 40 kbps)
Thank you, either way -- archive.org
(Now let's see if THIS post goes up)
whatever --- it's an aud tape --- and not super crisp either
but its tastier than nada...
and Cosmic Charlie is the BOMB
Lookin forward to Worcester...
There is NUTHING like a g*d damn Grateful DEAD show...
Subject: outside looking in
I cant expect this to resemble a band worth enjoying if all the musicians (especially founding members) cant dedicate themselves to the listeners. So far it is an embarrassment, and an insult not just to the fans hoping to relive a fresh morphism of what was once an outstanding musical experience, but to the rest of band. Sorry, Warren, you are a huge asset but have been put in a less than ideal situation. Bob needs to get his shit together before this can be taken seriously.
Subject: WELCOME BACK!!!!
WH did a great job of not replacing Jerry, but skillfully playing homage to him!
Great Sound!!! Thanks for the upload!
Subject: The Dead Never Stopped
Subject: Great show. Great capture.
See a show, folks. It's worth the trip.
Subject: Keep it coming!!!
Went to the show feeling like everyone else about WH and which direction was next for the Dead. Wonder now more, everyone kicked it old school and with precision not heard before. This is "The Dead". Looking forward to hearing more great jamming from the spring tour.
"smile, smile, smile"
Subject: Give Warren Time!
Subject: Yes but
Subject: Beyond expectations
Looks like the time rehearsing was put to good use. What I saw/heard was Billy, Mickey and Phil on fire. Bobby seemed to hand the reins over to the rhythm section early on while lettng Warren do what he needed to shut critics up about the decision to bring him along on the tour... including myself. He stepped up to the mic like a champ. I got a kick out of the looks he was giving Bobby... as if to say "am I doing good Bobby?" Pretty much like Jackie does with Phil. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the next shows sees Bobby handing the reigns over to Warren with a night of Jerry material. Haha... Warren singing Peggy-O should be interesting. After last night I think he can pull it off w/o upsetting too many traditionalists.
imo excellent first set to a first show in years. Touch was a treat since my wife wasn't able to make the show.. that's "her song".
We're blessed to have this recording... good quality and being aud. those that weren't in the coliseum get a good idea of the crowd's enthusiasm. During Touch we were on point with the lyrics weren't we? Good job everyone :) The forest of mic stands behind the board and seeing this show up so quickly on the Archive, in addition to what I experienced from The Dead, and the venue (little security, water carts and affordable beer inside), has me convinced that The Dead are telling us that they are Grateful to be back. And for the $20 lower level miracle I am grateful back.
Shakedown Street> All Along The Watchtower has to be a highlight for me, Space > Drums > Charlie was about as good as it gets. Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower had me questioning as I dashed to The Mantras After Party at The Blind Tiger (also sold out and off the charts)... "What just happened in Greensboro Coliseum tonight?" Much love and thanks to everyone involved with last nights show and this recording... thanks to the band, crew, venue, tapers, and crowd. Because of all of you my show was a solid A. If you hold tickets later in the tour and are not yet excited about the show or expect watered down Dead... take a listen and get ready to smile, smile, smile.
Subject: thank GOD for the Dead
Not the best at what they do, but by GOD they are still doing it after 45 YEARS.
200 years from now (and beyond) this music will be listened to and appreciated.
THANK YOU Bob, Phil, Mickey and Bill for coming together again for the faithful. We will NEVER stop worshipping at the Church of Grateful Dead.
Simply the BEST band to every grace the planet EARTH
The Music Never Stopped and it NEVER WILL in our hearts.
I feel so blessed to be able to still be able to go see this band. After Jerry died, I thought that was the end. I have never been so glad to be WRONG.
Subject: FUCKING AMAZING
I was back in time , sometimes, no all thetime half the fun was the "parking lot" this is before it got all tooo crazy, pre 1987.
Beautiful , just beautiful...I have to wait until Mt. View the Deads home & by then the magic will be at full force.
Subject: nice recording
Is it me or does Weir sort of half sing some of these songs? How about just roaring through this stuff. Where is the 6-headed monster we all love so much? (Note: It need not be like the "good ol' days" to kick our asses).
Subject: My First Dead Show!
Will and Paul from Savannah GA, it was sweet partying with you. Thanks again. We should definitly meet up for another show.
Subject: happy happy happy
Subject: Not so great
Can't wait for Buffalo!!!
Subject: Sounds good so far.
Great sound, I like the smoothness of what I have listened to in set one...
Not going to make any of these shows so this is all I have, well and dead.net digi downloads...
Subject: Thanks for posting!
Subject: Thank you
Subject: Thanks, but...
amazing show . . amazing sound .. and the upload to the archive i think was a record!! thanks so much for taping and sharing! and if anyone has any 2003 or 2004 "the dead" shows that aren't on the archive, start uploading! lets fill it up!!
THANK YOU CORE FOUR FOR LETTING THE DEAD ON THE ARCHIVE!
Subject: I'm in
Subject: wow, thanks taper
First there were the magazines like Relix & Duprees Diamond News.
Then later on we got the 900 number - 1 900 RUN DEAD.
Or sometimes I would just head to the local head shop (In Flight in Ann Arbor) who was nice enough to post them on the door.
And that was just to get the setlist, not even the tape!
Now thanks to this taper, I get the whole actual show the following morning.
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